alleged


al·leged

adjective \ə-ˈlejd, -ˈle-jəd\

: accused of having done something wrong or illegal but not yet proven guilty

: said to have happened but not yet proven

Full Definition of ALLEGED

1
:  asserted to be true or to exist <an alleged miracle>
2
:  questionably true or of a specified kind :  supposed, so-called <bought an alleged antique vase>
3
:  accused but not proven or convicted <an alleged burglar>
al·leg·ed·ly \-ˈle-jəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of ALLEGED

  1. The alleged thief was arrested.
  2. He denied the alleged conspiracy.

First Known Use of ALLEGED

15th century

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